A roundup of notable quotables

“I prayed with him and I forgave him and we just put it under the blood of Jesus.”

—Steven Chaney, exonerated earlier this year of a 1987 double murder in Dallas, telling reporters about his meeting with Neil Pask, the onetime Dallas County prosecutor who tried Chaney for the murders, with whom Chaney reconciled before this exoneration.


“A criminal robbed our hotel room, but he couldn’t run away from a team of cross country runners!”

—Patrick Leary, a member of the University of Arizona cross-country team that chased down a burglar found in their hotel room, eventually cornering the man in an alley. (The newspaper article [http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article105747511.html] is really worth reading on your own.)

“Let’s have a serious talk about clowns.”

—Post on the Orem (Utah) Police Department’s Facebook page, in light of an increasing number of creepy clown sightings across the country. (https://www.facebook.com/OremDPS)


“Even in prison, despite what people think, there are a multitude of treatment options. So you’re talking thousands of dollars of resources and time that were thrown at him that he ultimately refused.”

—Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Tyler Dunman, as quoted by the Houston Chronicle newspaper in a story about MoCo’s stiff sentence for repeat DWI offender Joe Ford Woods Jr., a 63-year-old parolee who got life in prison for his 12th DWI in early October. (http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Life-sentence-after-12th-DWI-conviction-9887173.php)


“I think God uses this man more than he knows.”

—a Collin County man, who wished to remain anonymous, about Sheriff’s Deputy George White, who saved the life of the man’s son. Deputy White has saved the lives of seven people over the course of his 16-year career.



“After arresting the subject for DWI, I inventoried his car. Located in the back seat was a large open box of whine [sic].”

—offense report from a Hood County DWI arrest. We figure there’s lots of whine with most traffic stops. (Submitted by Lori Kaspar, Hood County Attorney)